Upcoming Events

All Upcoming Events

Bike Decorating Workshop & Parade

July 1, 2017
Add some colour and sparkle to your wheels, bikes, trikes, strollers and helmets and join the 1:30pm parade at Ocean Concrete. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies provided.
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Official Canada Day Ceremony

July 1, 2017
Show your national pride!...
Ceremonies & Celebrations

False Creek Community Centre Canada Day Celebration

July 1, 2017
Carnival-like festivities including games, crafts and food await!
Ceremonies & Celebrations
Kids Stuff

Canada Day Crafting with MAKE

July 1, 2017
Celebrate Canada Day with Make! Join our creative crew and make your own awesome moose hats, funny beaver puppets, and Canada-tastic pin buttons!
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

The Lobster Man - Lobster Cook Out

July 1, 2017
Come enjoy freshly boiled lobster.
Culinary events

Tsatsu Stalqaya (Coastal Wolf Pack)

July 1, 2017
Traditional Salish song and dance.
Performing Arts

Roving Perfomers

July 1, 2017
Mortal Coil’s spectacular rain forest creatures and daring disco queens are back with their brilliance. Duh Hockey Guys play road hockey with Canada’s young hockey heroes.
Performing Arts

Musical Playground

July 1, 2017
Play some cool instruments made from recycled objects! The Musical Playground is an interactive installation that features a variety of hands-on experimental musical instruments....
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Kids Market

July 1, 2017
Little Paws Agility Shows: 11am, 1pm & 3pm | FREE The dog days of summer are back!...
Educational Events
Kids Stuff

Maple Leaf Mural

July 1, 2017
Come get arty with the Federation of Canadian Artists for Canada Day 2017. Decorate a maple leaf and stick it to the pop-up mural on our outer gallery walls....
Art & Crafts
Visual Arts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Family Pavilion

July 1, 2017
Noon – 12:45pm Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers) Our cultural history is steeped in tradition, spirituality, canoes, family history, legends and stories of our Ancestors....
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Canada Day with Arts Umbrella

July 1, 2017
Children and adults alike can join Arts Umbrella artists in celebrating the birds and flowers of Canada! Create your own "Canadian Crown” to wear proudly and celebrate the winged ...
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Play with Clay - Make a Flower!

July 1, 2017
Enjoy family-friendly fun with clay! Learn the basics of hand building with clay and create a beautiful garden installation with flowers on magnets.
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Create Your Own with Beadworks

July 1, 2017
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Artisan Markets

July 1, 2017
Experience a diverse array of BC’s finest in artisan created craft and food! Everything here is made in BC, Vancouver or on Granville Island! Truly a home-grown shopping experience.
Art & Crafts
Markets

Spray! Splash! Play!

July 1, 2017
Still the best way to cool down on a hot Canada Day.
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Sports & Recreation

Anderson Square “Under the Bridge” party

July 1, 2017
Join us in a fun new public space under the Granville Street Bridge, right in the centre of the island....
Ceremonies & Celebrations

Tattoos

July 1, 2017
Get your Maple Leaf tattoo!
Kids Stuff

Face Painting

July 1, 2017
Have your face painted with funky colours and designs!
Kids Stuff

Lee's Donuts: Special Canada Day donut!

July 1, 2017
Come and see what creation the chefs at Lee's Donuts have dreamed up this year.
Culinary events

Granville Island Buskers

July 1, 2017
Witness one-of-a-kind local and international talent in unique outdoor locations. If you enjoy what you see, please be generous.
Performing Arts

Granville Island Jazz

July 1, 2017
Performance Works Public Market Stage Railspur District Stage Ron Basford Park Stage Lan Tung’s Proliferasia...
Performing Arts

MELA! Festivals Pavilion and Stage

July 1, 2017 to July 2, 2017
Live music, colourful bazaar and mouth-watering food from around the world. A plethora of hand-crafted artisan crafts and clothing....
Ceremonies & Celebrations
Festivals
Performing Arts

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

June 22, 2017 to July 2, 2017
The 32nd edition of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival includes free music on several stages during our Granville Island Canada Day celebrations and ticketed concerts at Performance Works throu...
Festivals
Performing Arts

Bittergirl: The Musical

June 14, 2017 to July 29, 2017
To a backdrop of 1960s girl group music, Bittergirl charts the romantic breakups of three women and how they get over the pain of rejection.
Performing Arts

Oh Canada - The True North Strong and Funny

June 29, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Celebrate Canada's 150th as the cast lampoons such Canadian ‘institutions’ as Heritage Minutes, the Mounties, winter, our hunky Prime Minister, hockey, lumberjacks....
Performing Arts

Happening this season

Granville Island Water Park

May 21, 2017 to September 4, 2017
With its two slides and multiple sprays and fountains the Granville Island Water Park is a Vancouver favourite!...
Kids Stuff

Groundswell Marketplace

June 6, 2017 to September 26, 2017
New this year, Groundswell sets up shop in Triangle Square with makers, artists, social venture owners and service providers in a collaborative public market environment.
Markets

Farmers Market

June 1, 2017 to September 28, 2017
With everything from seasonal produce to wine and more, the Granville Island Farmers Market returns to Triangle Square every Thursday from 10am to 3pm.
Markets

Highlights of the Year

Ocean Construction and Building Supplies Open House

Have you ever wanted to honk one of those horns from the inside of a concrete truck? The Ocean Construction Supplies Open House is your opportunity to fulfill these desires!
April

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival will animate Granville Island for twelve days. From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electronica and world music will fill the air in spaces indoors and out.
June

Canada Day

Granville Island is bursting at the seams with culturally diverse national pride! Around every corner you’ll find entertainment, artwork and food, inviting you to wrap yourself in the flag and embrace the rich tapestry of our multicultural nation.
July

Fringe Festival

The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of theatre for everyone featuring more than 700 performances by 80 artists over 11 days.
September

Vancouver International Writers Festival

The Annual Vancouver International Writers Festival on Granville Island offers a world of ideas to explore with writers from around the world.
October